Haitian Pikliz

Peggy J Shabazz


Pikliz, is a combination of spicy, pickled vegetables that every Haitian home has on hand. Carrots, cabbage, chillies and other vegetables are soaked in vinegar creating a relish similar to what Americans refer to as chow-chow. This crunchy salad is served as a side dish in Haitian meals. The flavoured vinegar is frequently used in marinades or to give dishes a spicy-sour punch. In order to celebrate special occasions.


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  • 6
    scotch bonnet peppers
  • 2 c
    thinly sliced or shredded cabbage
  • 1/2 c
    thinly sliced or shredded carrots
  • 1/4 c
    thinly sliced or shredded onions
  • 4 clove
  • 1 tsp
  • 8-10
    peppercorns (optional)
  • 3 c

How to Make Haitian Pikliz


  1. Snip off the stem of the peppers, cut each into 4 pieces, and keep the seeds.
  2. Place hot peppers, cabbage, carrots, onion, cloves, salt, and peppercorn in a quart size jar. Then add vinegar.
  3. Close jar tightly and let sit at least 24-48 hours before serving.
  4. Serve with meat or fish.

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About Haitian Pikliz

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Caribbean

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